The Secrets To Growing Asparagus – How To Plant & Grow Your Own Crop!

The key to producing asparagus is the topic of this week's how-to garden article and podcast. Growing and planting asparagus will produce a wonderful food supply for many years to come!

The Secrets To Growing Asparagus

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Asparagus can be planted from crowns or seeds. Asparagus plants that are one to two years old have crowns.

How To Plant – The Secrets To Growing Asparagus

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With a crop cycle that lasts 20 years or longer, it's critical to set up your bed area with long-term nutrients. 

Planting Keys For Asparagus:

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Rich soil that drains efficiently; stay away from low-lying region Eight hours of sun exposure is ideal for optimum spear formation.

Planting With The Trench Method

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The best way to plant asparagus is to use the trench method. To start planting, dig a trench in the ground that is 6 inches deep and 8 inches broad. 

Maintaining The Crop 

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As a general rule, after planting, you should begin harvesting the spears the following spring. Some people do harvest a few large spears in the first year.

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